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Pépé le Moko Reviews

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January 26, 2017
Gabin is marvelous as the confident yet restless Pépé, a cultured man equal parts elegance and edgy brutality at home in this urban jungle but restless to escape.
July 20, 2016
It's about Paris--though not a single scene is either set or shot there.
April 27, 2009
Interesting movement holds through the entirety. Life in the native quarter, with its squalor and intrigues, is particularly well presented and photographed.
February 9, 2006
Film noir as we know (and love) it is just around the corner from here.
July 30, 2003
Director Julien Duvivier took the conventional mix of love and bullets and made it into dark poetry.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
April 3, 2003
Captures the vibrancy of colonial Northern Africa with intimate sensual detail
Read More | Original Score: 86/100
March 5, 2003
am most amazed at how well it has survived the test of time.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 26, 2003
the film that made consummate French actor Jean Gabin a star
| Original Score: 4/4
January 16, 2003
You have to like a movie that was the true inspiration to that famous animated skunk Pépé le Pew.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 21, 2002
It's not just an important film; it's also great entertainment, a compelling screen romance -- and one of the best places to see hunky Jean Gabin at the height of his career.
August 29, 2002
A delicious ensemble piece.
Full Review | Original Score: A
August 19, 2002
An irresistibly entertaining drama of dreamy, doom-laden romantic fatalism, a vividly atmospheric film noir years before noir was cool.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 16, 2002
The French original has it all over on the Hollywood version in the way it conveys atmosphere.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
August 16, 2002
Retains its power to amuse and enthrall 65 years after its debut.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 9, 2002
Pepe le Moko, made in 1937, begins with that tinny, swooning French soundtrack music that conjures up European movies before the war, but it isn't until a few minutes later that you realize you're in for something special.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
July 26, 2002
Excitingly filmed with North African footage mixed with superb sets.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
June 27, 2002
A timeless romantic thriller that steeps us in one of those great artificial movie worlds that become more overpowering than reality itself.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
May 23, 2002
Mr. Gabin was no stranger to playing doomed men on film, and his Pépé is the grandest of the damned.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
April 19, 2002
Beautifully crafted, movingly acted, still involving and entertaining, this is just the kind of film people are talking about when they say they don't make them like this anymore.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
April 18, 2002
A vehicle for Jean Gabin whose quicksilver charm hasn't aged in over 60 years.
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